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Drinking soft drink linked to cancer risk

People who regularly consume at least one soft drink a day, no matter the size of their waist, could be at increased risk of cancer, according to a new study.

Qld pupils critical in suspected overdose

Police are waiting on the results of toxicology tests after a suspected drug overdose at a Gold Coast high school left four students fighting for their lives.

Damaging inland storms 'worse' than Debbie

Heavy rain and damaging winds have left north and inland Queensland communities looking like war zones with trees uprooted and roofs ripped off during the storm's peak.

Tas bus driver guilty over fatal crash

A Tasmanian bus driver, who fatally hit an off-duty Queensland policewoman as she crossed a busy Hobart road, has been found guilty of negligent driving causing her death.

'Mischievous' ARIA flasher put on bond

A Sydney magistrate has labelled Kirin J Callinan's decision to flash photographers on the ARIA red carpet "mischievous" when handing him a 12-month good behaviour bond but sparing the musician a criminal conviction.